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Title Brass-framed percussion boxlock pocket pistol
Nationality British
Period c 1840
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This is a typical Birmingham pistol (no maker's name), with Birmingham proofs on the barrel, the type of weapon that people would have carried for self-protection in the rough and tumble years of mid-Victorian Britain. It would deliver a devastating blow at short range (calibre approximately .50).

It has a chequered walnut butt with an inlaid white metal escutcheon. The barrel unscrews and the hammer would appear to be an old replacement. Mechanically it is sound. The overall length is 7 1/2 inches.

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[Firearms : Percussion Pistols : British : 19th Century]

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